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Monsoon session of Parliament begins, here's are some of key bills to be introduced on day 1

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 September 2020, 15:00 IST

The much-anticipated monsoon session of the Parliament got underway on Monday amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The opposition looks to target the government over a number of issues such as standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), GDP contraction, alleged mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic and three ordinances that have angered the farmers in Haryana and Punjab.

The government has several bills to be tabled during the business hours. Here is a look at some of the main bills that will be tabled in the Parliament today.

Union heallthe minister Harsh Vardhan will present The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 connected with surrogacy laws. It is aimed to regulate, “ the assisted reproductive technology clinics and the assisted reproductive technology banks, prevention of misuse,safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services”, as per the list of Business document shared on Lok Sabha website.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present he Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020 which will intend to “ensure financial stability and promote competitiveness in Indian financial markets by providing enforceability of bilateral netting of qualified financial contracts.”

Narendra Singh Tomar, union minister for agriculture and farmers welfare and minister for rural development will table the bills - The Farmers’

Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 are intended to assure to “provide for the creation of an ecosystem where the farmers and traders enjoy the freedom of choice relating to sale and purchase of farmers’ produce which facilitates remunerative prices through competitive alternative trading channels to promote efficient, transparent and barrier-free inter-State and intra-State trade and commerce of farmers’ produce outside physical premises of markets or deemed markets notified under various State agricultural produce market legislations; to provide a facilitative framework for electronic trading”.

Narendra Singh Tomar will also present The Farmers(Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 which intends to “provide for a national framework on farming agreements that protects and empowers farmers to engage with agri-business firms, processors, wholesalers, exporters or large retailers for farm services and sale of future farming produce at a mutually agreed remunerative price framework in a fair and transparent manner.”

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First published: 14 September 2020, 12:06 IST